Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 at Talladega - Sunday 5/6/12 @ 1200 ET on FoX
Posted on 05/03/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
Talladega. 2.66 miles of what some call some mighty mean track.. See Ya There!
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This Week, It's the Aaron's 499 at Talladega!
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On an unassuming stretch of land suited for soybean farming located next to a couple of abandoned airport runways, crews constructed the biggest superspeedway in NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway.
Since Alabama International Motor Speedway (as it was called until 1989) opened its gates in September 1969, the track has surpassed every initial expectation.
Talladega, Ala., emerged as the top choice among several possible sites in the Southeast, with the main criteria for selection being availability of land, access to the interstate system and a population base of at least 20 million people within 300 miles.
Anniston insurance executive Bill Ward, a race driver and fan himself, helped NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation founder William H.G. (Bill) France find the land in Alabama, following a casual conversation with France in Daytona in the mid-1960s. Ward found what he thought was the perfect site in north Talladega County near an airport that the U.S. Government had sold to the City of Talladega after World War II. He set up a meeting with then-Talladega mayor James Hardwick and other city officials, and in a restaurant in Anniston in 1966, France got the group to consider the idea of putting a major track on the site. After a trip to the Firecracker 400 in Daytona to observe first-hand the potential economic impact, the group was sold.
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Talladega race thread is up Ping!
Jr gets his first win in umpty jillion races. You heard it here first!
Could be lots of ThunderBumpities per the forecast.. :-}
Would you please add me to your NASCAR ping list.
I won't be upset if Jr. finally wins one but I'll still be pulling for Tony. Love NASCAR.
Where is the race this weekend?
you got it, Welcome aboard!
I been sitting Smoke the last few weeks, he was on a mighty fine roll, Junior is overdue to say the least.. and yaknow JJ and Flipper and Flash Gordon are itching to get it done!
and Denny and Matt and HaPPy Harvick done pretty good too so far.
Cheboygan, Wisconsin. if you leave now , you’ll catch last call at the track bar.
Oops, Cheboygan is in Michigan.
Darn Norm... looks like you beat me to the track bar.
beating you is not a bad trick coming from an old country miler in high school.. me that is.
did you know you can pay over 10K for a lawn mowing tractor?
and all the accessories.. hole diggers, blades, wifi..
looks like we skirted the moisture here, temps are set to rise, weeds to grow. now if we can skirt the rain in Dega this week-end.
I hate the restrictor plate race predictions!
I am just about ready to flush Eureka and move to Carmel by the Sea. The only thing growing here right now are snails and slugs.
Carmel is nice and lush.. great beaches, dog friendly.. wish we could afford it..
We got drizzled on a bit last night,, headed for the 80s in a day or two.. poool weather
I hear ya.. I updated my picks witha keen eye, I need to stop the point slide now.. a 375 would be nice about now and most welcome.. ;-)
A 375! I have a 375 H&H Magnum.
Since I used to live in Carmel and once was one of their finest to wear the badge and blue......I know where all the good coffee and donut shops are - and the best watering holes too.
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